Solenn Heussaff

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Solenn Heussaff
Born Solenn Marie Adea Heussaff
(1985-07-20) July 20, 1985 (age 32)
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines[1]
Citizenship Filipino
French
Occupation VJ, actress, fashion designer, model, make-up artist, TV host, recording artist
Years active 1992-2008; 2010–present
Agent GMA Artist Center (2010-present)
Regal Entertainment (2011-present)
Known for Cassiopea
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Spouse(s) Nico Bolzico (m. 2016)

Solenn Marie Adea Heussaff-Bolzico[2] (born July 20, 1985) is a Filipina-French VJ,[3] actress, TV host, model,[4] singer,[5] fashion designer,[6] painter,[7] and professional make-up artist.[8] She was one of the official castaways of Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown which aired from August 30 to December 3, 2010 on GMA Network. She made it to the Final Three. In December 2010, she signed a recording contract with MCA Music, a movie contract with Regal Entertainment,[9] and a television contract with GMA Network and GMA Artist Center.[10]

Early life[edit]

Solenn Heussaff is the second child of Cynthia Adea, a Filipina, and Louis Paul Heussaff, a former French Marine of Breton descent,[11] who is now the head of a service company SOS, for the petroleum industry.[12] She has an older sister named Vanessa and a younger brother named Erwan.[13]

Education[edit]

After graduating from Eurocampus (now European International School), Heussaff went on to study fashion design in Studio Berçot, Paris for three years. She also took a 6-month course in basic beauty/fashion make-up, body painting and prosthetics at L'école Fleurimont, Paris. She then proceeded further studies at the Make Up Forever Academy.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Before she entered showbiz, she was an endorser of several products in and outside the country. She is currently endorsing Vitress Hair Solutions, Asian Secrets, SOLAIRE, Argentina, Century Tuna, Greenwich Pasta and Robinsons Land Corporation.

Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown[edit]

Solenn Heusaff became one of the fan favorites in the reality show Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown. She was also one of the most controversial castaways and even became one of the trending topics on Facebook and other social networking sites during the airing of the show. She ended up being one of the top three finalists alongside Ervic Vijandre and Akihiro Sato. The latter was declared winner.

Acting career[edit]

After Survivor Philippines, GMA Network already had several projects lined up for her. She became one of Richard Gutierrez's leading ladies in the film My Valentine Girls alongside Lovi Poe. In the film, she played the role of Richard's best friend who later became his girlfriend.

She was also chosen as one of the leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez in the telefantasya Captain Barbell, which aired in March 2011. She currently has a makeover show on GMA News TV which also started airing in March 2011. Her role was that of a reporter named "Janna". She had a limited airing time in the show because of other projects such as Temptation Island in which she starred alongside Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe and Rufa Mae Quinto.

In 2014, Eussaff played the female lead character in the indie film "Mumbai Love" opposite Kiko Matos.

Music career[edit]

Heussaff released her self-titled debut album on July 17, 2011 on Party Pilipinas. She then had her first autograph signing at SM Mall and Astroplus The Block on the same day. She held her first major concert from August 19 to 26, 2011 at Teatrino Promenade, Greenhills.

She released her second album entitled SOS on August 23, 2013.[14] On August 25 after Heussaff performed her latest single, "Diva" featuring Ron Henley from her sophomore album, she was awarded her first platinum award for her self-titled album.[15]

In 2016, Heussaff released her third album, Solenn, on September 2 after a year of production. The album was inspired about love and she co-wrote most of the songs.[16]

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, Heussaff began dating Nico Bolzico, an Argentine businessman. In December 2014, Heussaff announced her engagement to Bolzico.[17] The couple married on May 21, 2016 in Combourg, France.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2017–present All Star Videoke Herself / Host GMA Network with Betong Sumaya
Alyas Robin Hood Iris Rebecca Lizeralde Main Cast / Protagonist / Antagonist
2017 Dear Uge: User-Friendly Lily Episode Guest
Unang Hirit Herself Guest Host
2016-2017 Encantadia Bathalumang Cassiopea / Hara Durié Cassiope-a "Mata" / Hara Avria / Ice Queen Main Cast / Protagonist / Antagonist
2016 A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Miley Main Cast
Lip Sync Battle Philippines Herself Guest / Performer
2015/2016 MariMar Capuccina Blanchett Extended Cast / Protagonist
2015 The Rich Man's Daughter Kathleen Guest appearance
2014 Ilustrado Nellie Boustead GMA Network / GMA News TV Main Cast / Protagonist
2013/2015 Sunday All Stars Herself / Performer GMA Network
2013 Adarna Ibong Adarna II / Daiana
Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas Jade Carmelo Co-lead Cast /
Indio Lalahon
2012–present Taste Buddies Host GMA News TV with Isabelle Daza / Iya Villania / Rhian Ramos
2012 Eat Bulaga! Co-Host GMA Network
Legacy Chloe Martin
2011/2014 Fashbook Host GMA News TV
2011/2012 Bubble Gang Herself GMA Network
2011 Spooky Nights Presents: Da Mami Beth
Captain Barbell Janna Rahmani Supporting role /
2010 Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown Herself
2010/2013 Party Pilipinas Co-Host / Performer

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Film Production
2016 Love Is Blind Fe/Maggie Regal Entertainment
Lakbay2Love Lianne Erasto Films
2014 Nuno Sa Puso Hazel/Diwata Ania Eight Motion Pictures And GMA Films
Da Possessed Anna Star Cinema and Regal Entertainment
Mumbai Love Ella Capestone Pictures
2013 Status: It's Complicated Sylvia Regal Entertainment
Seduction Sophia
2012 Sosy Problems Margaux Bertrand GMA Films
D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Lulu APT Entertainment and M-Zet Productions
Boy Pick-Up: The Movie Angel GMA Films and Regal Entertainment
2011 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Selene Regal Entertainment
Temptation Island Pura K. GMA Films and Regal Entertainment
My Valentine Girls Andie GMA Films

Commercials[edit]

Year Brands
Axe
Downy
2014 Colgate Optic White
2012
2010 CreamSilk
2006 Kotex with Dennis Trillo
2003 Pop Cola

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Notes Result Ref.
2017 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Lifestyle Show Host (with Rhian Ramos) Taste Buddies Won
12th Myx Music Awards Favorite Myx Celebrity VJ Herself Nominated [19]
2014 FHM UK Top 10 Hottest Nations in the World (w/ Kathryn Bernardo) Herself Top 5 [20][21]
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Lifestyle Show Host Fashbook Won
2012 43rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Female Star of the Year Herself Won [22]
Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards Best Female Newcomer N/A Won
PMPC Star Awards for Music New Female Recording Artist of the Year "SOLENN" Album Won
7th Myx Music Awards Favorite New Artist Nominated
Favorite Remake: Fire Nominated
2011 Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Nominated
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year Temptation Island Won
ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Captain Barbell Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solenn Heussaff. iGMA.tv.
  2. ^ "The French Connection". rogue.ph. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Channel V PH: VJ Solenn". Channel V Philippines. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "WTalent Management Profile: Solenn Heussaff". WTalent Management. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Solenn Heusaff signs three-year, three-album contract with MCA Music". pep.ph. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Designer Spotlight: Solenn Heussaff for TAN-GAN". StyleBible.Ph. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Solenn Heussaff: The Painter". Pelicola.tv. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Next Make-up Artist: Solenn Heussaff". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 3, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Solenn Heussaff signs contracts with Regal Films and MCA Universal". Spot. Retrieved December 2, 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "Solenn Heussaff, Bianca King and Magalona siblings sign up with GMA Artist Center". pep.ph. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Louis-Paul Heussaff. Le Breton Manila". Le Telegramme. Retrieved August 24, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Supply Oilfield Services (SOS): Chairman's Message". Retrieved April 20, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Body Talk with Solenn Heussaff". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  14. ^ VIDEO: SOLENN HEUSSAFF in Studs and Spikes for "SOS" Album Photoshoot – MYX | YOUR CHOICE. YOUR MUSIC. Myxph.com (June 27, 2013). Retrieved on 2015-04-22.
  15. ^ Narins, Elizabeth. (August 6, 2013) Solenn Heussaff Releases Her New Single, "Diva" | Lifestyle | Online Home Of Fun, Fearless Pinays | Cosmopolitan Magazine Philippines. Cosmo.ph. Retrieved on 2015-04-22.
  16. ^ https://pop.inquirer.net/2016/09/solenn-bares-her-heart-in-new-album/
  17. ^ "Solenn Heusaff, Argentine boyfriend engaged". Manila: Philippine Daily Inquirer. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Solenn Heussaff, Nico Bolzico marry in France". Rappler. May 21, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  19. ^ "MYX Music Awards Nominees". MYX. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  20. ^ Kathryn, Solenn put PH in list of world's hottest nations. abs-cbnnews.com. July 25, 2014
  21. ^ Kathryn Bernardo in FHM UK: Puts Philippines in the Top 10 Hottest Nations in the World (Video). Jamesbangfiles.com. Retrieved on April 22, 2015.
  22. ^ Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. PEP.ph. Retrieved on April 22, 2015.

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